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Three More Counties Consider ECD Partnership

Posted by Steve Rogers | July 24, 2012 / 05:11pm | Local News, Business
The move toward regional economic development efforts is growing.

Officials in Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties are working with Mississippi State and other groups on a possible partnership to promote job growth in the three counties.

Montgomery County supervisors already tentatively have agreed to put $40,000 toward the effort but no final deal has been reached among the three counties. They also are getting ideas from the Lamar-Fayette-Pickes county arrangement in West Alabama.

Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha could have a similar deal in place in September.

Experts say the Choctaw, Webster, Montgomery deal could market access to Highway 82 and Interstate 55 and focus on wood products and similar raw materials.
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